There’s a school of thought that believes it’s more attainable to set goals that have a monthly deadline than wide and vague resolutions usually set during the beginning of a year. This belief stems from the ease and practicality of setting goals broken into tiny monthly deadlines over the outstretched and often obscure reach of New Year resolutions.
Irrespective of your view on this school of thought, we can all agree that there is something refreshing about a new month. It is a great opportunity to set new goals and improve on various aspects of our lives over the course of 28-31 days. As we embark on a new month, here are some practical and attainable goals that are bound to bring new results for you this month:
- Financially: This month is a great time to get financially fit. You should start by writing out your budget for the month, this simple act is the first step in getting in control of your finances. It allows you decide how you want to spend your money instead of letting it drift away. The second step is to save; there are varying accounts and products that are provided by your bank for your specific needs, to help you and your family in your quest for financial fitness, tap into them this month.
- Health wise: Every new month brings with it a new workload, the healthiest way to combat the intensity or stress of work is to workout. Having a set out workout routine for the new month is also more helpful than the vague New year resolution staple of “losing weight this year.” A good workout plan is incomplete without a great diet plan, so use the weekends within the month to plan out healthy meals that will nourish you during the work week. Don’t forget the worthy goal of drinking more water and getting more rest.
- Family: Have you been slacking in spending time with family and loved ones for most part of the year, this is a good time to rectify that. Research suggests people with strong social ties have a longer lifespan than those who don’t. In fact, a lack of social bonds can damage your health as much as alcohol abuse and smoking, and even more than obesity and lack of exercise, a 2010 study in the journal PLoS Medicine suggests. it’s much easier to stay in touch—or renew your relationship—with friends and family in today’s technology-fixated era, so fire up Facebook and follow up with in-person visits.
- Travel: If you will be taking a leave this month or have the gift of some free time, it’ll be a great opportunity to travel. Traveling is a great way to get out of your typical surroundings, and the effects are rejuvenating. It’s a chance for new discoveries and learning, and great for the body and the soul. This short time away will get you in track for the rest of the year.
- Purpose: According to research, having a purpose will help you understand the world around you and how your actions affect the lives of others. It’s possible to have lost some of the steam you had when the year commenced but sitting down, writing out and defining your purpose is sure to give your life a boost. According to another research , people with a purpose tended to expand their net worth and spend less money than people who live life for the present. What’s your purpose?